The Silent Evening Hour

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The Silent Evening Hour

Joseph Farquharson is mostly known for his snowy, winter landscapes, often featuring sheep. But in this atmospheric painting, although there are two sheep on the trackway, he concentrates on the time of day, with the slowly dying evening light partially illuminating the view. The rather poetic title is typical of his works. It is not known for certain where the painting is set, but is certainly set somewhere in his native Scotland.

The Scottish painter, Joseph Farquharson, was born at Finzean in Aberdeen in 1846. He moved to Edinburgh and was initially taught by the artist Peter Graham RA (1836-1921), a friend of the family. He then studied at the Board of Manufacture School in the city under

This painting is also known as ‘Trees and Sheep’

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